Rosacea is the most common cause of redness and broken blood vessels on the face. Although it is one of the most common skin disorders, Rosacea remains undiagnosed in millions of people around the globe. It can cause significant psychological, social and occupational problems, Rosacea goes largely unrecognised, and more importantly, untreated. It can can cause a red-faced look and its effects are often mistaken for acne. Severe symptoms of Rosacea can result in self-esteem issues, with those afflicted cancelling both social and professional engagements due to sudden flare-ups.
Laser therapy is now widely considered the primary treatment for telangiectasia (visible blood vessels) and is also very effective for reducing extensive redness on the face.
Vascular lasers emit wavelengths of light targeted for the tiny visible vessels just under the skin. Heat from the laser’s energy builds in the vessels, causing them to disintegrate.
In general, one to three treatments are required at six-week intervals, depending on the severity of redness and red blood vessels.
If you are bothered by the redness and broken blood vessels on the face, then laser therapy is the first line treatment for your condition. With the range of treatments available, Dr. Doumit will be able to advise you on which approach holds the most promise for you.
Generally, patients will experience redness, swelling and soreness within the first 12 to 24 hours, but then they subside. Sometimes, the laser treatment can leave you with slight bruising, but this soon settles. Over two to three weeks, the visible blood vessels will disappear.
Tired of the redness and/or broken blood vessels on the face? Book a consultation with Dr. Doumit to discuss your treatment option(s).